November 30, 2017

Dark Souls Consumable Items

Comments from the Thumb: Man, do we love us some Dark Souls -- we like hard games, we like griefing invaders, and we like killing huge monsters. You expect some Dark Souls posts in the next few weeks -- think about them as companions to our old Dark Souls variant rules.

Dark Souls Consumable Items

Adventurers in the land of ancient lords rely on quick wits quicker reflexes to survive the waves of undead and numerous hazards that plague the crumbling kingdoms therein. Though almost all undead carry an estus flask on their journeys, they also utilize a number of uncommon items to best the challenges separating the bonfires. From the humble prism stone, to the invaluable undead hunter charm, these items prove that is it better to have full pockets than abundant souls.

Adventuring Gear
Item
Cost
Weight
Alluring Skull
50 gp
1 lb.
Bug Pellet
100 gp
Green Blossom
30 gp
1/2 lb.
Pine Bundle
60 gp
1/2 lb.
Pine Resin
100 gp
1 lb.
Prism Stone
3 gp
1/4 lb.
Purple Moss Clump
50 gp
1/2 lb.
Undead Hunter Charm
100 gp
1 lb.

     Alluring Skull. As an action, this unusual glowing skull can be thrown at a point within 30 feet. Any creature within 30 feet of the skull with either an Intelligence or Wisdom score lower than 8 must make a DC 10 Wisdom saving throw or spend its next turn trying to move as close to the skull as possible. An affected creature will not willingly move into areas that will cause it harm, such as off a cliff or into the area of a harmful spell's effect.
     Bug Pellet, Black. As a bonus action, you can eat this medicinal pellet. For the next minute, you have resistance to necrotic damage.
     Bug Pellet, Blue. As a bonus action, you can eat this medicinal pellet. For the next minute, you have resistance to force damage.
     Bug Pellet, Yellow. As a bonus action, you can eat this medicinal pellet. For the next minute, you have resistance to lightning damage.
     Bug Pellet, Red. As a bonus action, you can eat this medicinal pellet. For the next minute, you have resistance to fire damage.
     Green Blossom. As a bonus action, you can eat the blossom of this green plant. For the next minute, your movement speed increases by 5 feet.
     Pine Bundle, Charcoal. As a bonus action, you can coat one melee weapon or one piece of ammunition with this sticky black resin. Until the beginning of your next turn, attacks made with the weapon or ammunition deal an additional 1d8 fire damage.
     Pine Bundle, Gold. As a bonus action, you can coat one melee weapon or one piece of ammunition with this sticky golden resin. Until the beginning of your next turn, attacks made with the weapon or ammunition deal an additional 1d8 lightning damage.
     Pine Resin, Charcoal. As an action, you can coat one melee weapon or up to five pieces of ammunition with this sticky black resin. For the next minute, attacks made with the weapon or ammunition deal an additional 1d4 fire damage.
     Pine Resin, Gold. As an action, you can coat one melee weapon or up to five pieces of ammunition with this sticky golden resin. For the next minute, attacks made with the weapon or ammunition deal an additional 1d4 lightning damage.
     Pine Resin, Human. As an action, you can coat one melee weapon or up to five pieces of ammunition with this sticky grey resin. For the next minute, attacks made with the weapon or ammunition deal an additional 1d4 necrotic damage.
     Pine Resin, Pale. As an action, you can coat one melee weapon or up to five pieces of ammunition with this sticky blue resin. For the next minute, attacks made with the weapon or ammunition deal an additional 1d4 force damage.
     Prism Stone. This sparkling, multicolored stone is about the size of a walnut. As a bonus action, you can drop a prism stone, or throw it up to 30 feet. Upon impact with a solid surface, the stone bursts, leaving behind a dim, shimmering point of light, which sheds dim light in a 5 foot radius. This light remains in place for 8 hours before fading. If the prism stone falls from a height of 30 feet or higher, it shatters, producing a loud screeching sound upon impact.
     Purple Moss Clump. As an action, you can chew this clump of moss, curing you of the Poisoned condition. For the next minute, you have advantage on saving throws against poison and disease.
     Undead Hunter Charm. This magic charm is a light, finesse thrown weapon with a range of 20/60 feet. On a hit, it deals no damage, but the target cannot heal by any means for the next minute. The charm is destroyed when it hits a target.
     If the charm hits a mimic, the mimic is paralyzed for 1 minute.

Changelog
12/5/17: Bug Pellet: Cost increased to 100 gp.

5 comments:

  1. Never played DS (only the board game), but knowing the concept, this looks nice.

    I'm not sure about the price and balance of the pine bundle/resin, but I'm always extremely careful when it comes to adding damage to weapons.
    I like the lower prices and power level of the other items- I'm gonna give some of those to players for sure.

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    1. I think the +damage items are balanced against the poisons in the core books. Bear in mind that the bundle only works for one round, whereas you expect a poison to last three to five on average.

      Personally, I think the bug pellets are underpriced. I'd be charging at least twice that if I used them in my games.

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    2. Oh, that too, definitely. They're better than potions of resistance (requiring bonus action, and the duration doesn't really matter) which are uncommon. In any campaign I'm running they'd be around 300 gp probably (the price of a good, one-use uncommon item).

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  2. This came at a perfect time, I am currently running my group through Lothric (though everyone is 15th level and originally from Faerun). Pine Resin numbers are a bit different from mine but having the other stuff is great, thanks guys.

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    1. Anytime! And stay tuned, we're working on more Dark Souls items soon

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